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The Solomon Islands, with its ancient Melanesian culture, are a beautiful and otherworldly place to visit. Now peaceful, the islands have a turbulent history of slaving and cannibalism. More recently, ethnic tension caused stagnation in development and together with its remote and tribal feel the islands offer an real sense of adventure that most other South Pacific destinations have lost.

This is a place to canoe down placid rivers which wind their way through verdant jungles, explore remote kastom villages and learn its ancient traditions, or snorkel to see the enormous range of fish and other sea life that dwell beneath the blue waves – the Solomons is your best chance to swim amongst dolphins, dugongs, turtles and sharks. Those with an interest in botany will particularly enjoy the spectacular range of orchids, while you can also visit active volcanoes.

Solomon Islands Highlights
Explore the Coral Reefs of Morovo Lagoon

Hike to Lake Te'Nggano

Spot a Dugong or Dolphin

Visit a Kastom Village and ride a Canoe

Visit Motaniko and Tenaru Waterfalls

Wreck Diving off Mbike

Explore Skull Island

World War 2 Memorials

Solomon Islands Holidays Guide

There are a number of must-sees and must-dos in the widely diverse Solomons. The four active volcanoes, Savo, Simbo, Tinakula and Kavachi Volcano, are definitely worth a visit. Visitors are able to easily hike up to Savo and Simbo using the streams of hot water that run from the craters. You'll see hot springs, hot mud pools, and lots of steam and sulphur. Tinakula Volcano, located in the easternmost province of the Solomons, the Temotu province, is more active and emits clouds of smoke and steam every day; sometimes, without any warning, it will suddenly erupt for one or two or even more days. Kavachi volcano is a submarine volcano that erupts at least once each year to form small, temporary Islands of lava.

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Guadalcanal is the main island, and where the capital, Honiara, is located. This is the best place in the Solomon Islands to eat out and buy souvenirs. At Rennell and Bellona, you can see the region's largest inland lake, beautiful Lake Te Nggano. Experience traditional island life here, by watching tribal dances and trying your hand at spear-fishing. Western Province contains many highlights, including an underwater volcano, some rather gruesome head-hunter shrines, replete with skulls, and the tiny island where JFK was stranded during WW2. You can also visit Malaita to view centuries-old man-made islands, and try using the local shell currency.

The biggest salt-water lagoon in the world, Marovo Lagoon is one of the best places in the island to go snorkelling or diving. You can also dive around eerie WW2 wrecks, which are now the home of numerous exotic sea creatures. Enjoy the clear waters, but watch for salt-water crocodiles! If you'd prefer to keep your feet dry, try trekking up an active volcano. The Solomon Islands are also an excellent and undeveloped place to try surfing, while birdwatchers will enjoy scanning the skies for species as varied as the pygmy parrot and the Solomon sea-eagle.

The Solomon Islands are most easily reached from Brisbane, as well as several other regional airports around the South Pacific including Nadi, Port Moresby and Port Vila.

 


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